Neato versus iRobot
I have done some research and am now rather desperate. You know when you really really want something. Then you don’t tell anyone because you know they are going to laugh at you. Yes they did laugh at me, hasn’t deterred me though because, I really really want an automatic robotic vacuum.
|NEATO Versus iRobot|
So far my research has been to ask other bloggers, as I don’t know anyone in my circle that has one. Michael said a bloke at his work does have one and has said it does a pretty good job.
I want one for the in between clean and of course to terrify the cats. As it’s because of them I really really need one, as I am sick of the cat hair.
I left a written message on the Myer site asking for some information, as they advertised them on their site, never heard back.
I went to the local dodgy vacuum shop, came away feeling like I had visited dodgy town, don’t trust him, bit of a sleaze.
Went to another vacuum place and had a laugh with the chap who demonstrated how fabulous they are, well here’s what happened at that demonstration. By the way I did check that it was the latest and greatest, yes he promised me it was, however.
I was told:
- It won’t bump into your furniture – It promptly ran over my shoes
- It will go from floorboards to rug with ease – It got stuck trying to get on the rug
- It will go under furniture and will reverse itself out – It went under a chair and didn’t come out.
By this stage I am so laughing on the inside; as was he, then he looked at me and we both burst out laughing.
I walked away without a iRobot, still confused, but still I really really want one.
So today I did more research and Myer are advertising two:
1. The iRobot
The NEATO is considerably more but I have watched the demonstration and all it promises to do.
So I took the plunge and tried to place my order on line, on the NEATO site, guess what they don’t deliver to Australia, clearly Myer has that market sewed up.
So back to Myer who ignored my earlier request of information:
Then the Myer site didn’t accept my Myer 1 card. Made the phone call to a lovely Jennifer, all fixed. Apparently they didn’t have my age down, it was missing from their records, probably for a very good reason, wish it was still missing but alas no they now know how old I am.
I processed the order, then it took so bloody long to register the order, I thought stuff it, I’ve got to go out the family is waiting and there in lies my mistake.
I told them what I was buying and they burst out laughing. Mean eh?
Or is somebody trying to tell me something? Will sleep on it and have another go tomorrow.